Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Anonymous Actor – Ethics and Screen Production Research

Leo Berkeley RMIT University leo.berkeley@rmit.edu.au Abstract All research in Australian universities involving human participants needs approval from human research ethics committees, who make judgments consistent with accepted ethical principles that have recently been captured in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). Making a film as an academic research project is a…
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Applying creativity theories to a documentary filmmaker’s practice

Susan Kerrigan University of Newcastle susan.kerrigan@newcastle.edu.au Abstract The generally accepted definition for a documentary is ‘the creative treatment of actuality’ (Grierson, 1933, p. 8). Documentary scholars have rigorously discussed and dissected, the meaning that Grierson may have intended for this phrase, (Corner, 1996; Higson, 1995; Montagu, 1964; Winston, 1995). While the terms ‘treatment’ and ‘actuality’…
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